Callie was extra special because she identified as bisexual, actually said the word “bisexual” out loud on television. She had deep, life-changing relationships with men and women. But Grey’s Anatomy‘s writers never leaned into the tired, damaging tropes. She wasn’t a psychopath. She wasn’t depraved. She wasn’t unable to commit or remain monogamous. She wasn’t a prop for a threesome, a ratings stunt, or a gateway for the male gaze. Callie was a complicated, fully-realized woman who loved men and later recognized she loved women too. And she refused to apologize for either. Bisexuality wasn’t a stepping stone for Callie—it was a very real identity, and the writers allowed her to own it.
Top 12 Calzona moments (as voted by my followers) ↪ #4. “We are here today to celebrate love and happiness and loyalty, and in my opinion, a little bit of magic. To bring together two exceptional and beautiful human beings.” (7x20: White Wedding)